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2 Weeks Before You Move

Do you have power?

  • Call ahead to have utilities connected at your new home.

What about packing?

  • Make final packing decisions. Start packing items you don’t use often.

Remember the unseen places

  • Clean and clear your home, including closets, basements and attics.

Bank accounts

  • Call your bank to find out how to transfer your bank accounts.
  • Got any safety deposit boxes lying around?
  • Each year people move without clearing out their safety deposit boxes. Make sure to clear out yours before moving.

Secret hiding spots

  • If you’ve hidden any valuables or keys around the house, be sure to collect them before leaving.

A reminder about moving plants

  • Some state laws prohibit moving house plants. Consider giving your plants to a friend or local charity.

Miscellaneous stuff

  • Plan meals that will use up the food in your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Have your automobile serviced if you’re traveling by car.
  • Transfer all current prescriptions to a drugstore in your new town.
  • Dispose of flammable items such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, paint, ammunition and poisons such as weed killer.
  • Drain all the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower and power tools to ensure safe transportation. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions.

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